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Mandur Villagers Refuse to Budge

Yet another meeting convened by BBMP on Monday, to convince Mandur villagers about dumping the city’s garbage in the landfill, failed to arrive at a consensus.

Published: 10th June 2014 08:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th June 2014 08:58 AM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: Yet another meeting convened by BBMP on Monday, to convince Mandur villagers about dumping the city’s garbage in the landfill, failed to arrive at a consensus.

The meeting was conducted at Avalahalli police station. Mayor B S Sathyanarayana, BBMP Commissioner M Lakshminarayana, Bangalore Rural SP B Ramesh and Mandur villagers participated in the meeting.

The four-hour-long meeting ended inconclusively even as the BBMP authorities appealed to the villagers to allow them to dump waste for the next eight months. The adamant villagers said they will not allow even a single garbage truck in their backyard. 

Bangalore Urban District In-charge Minister R Ramalinga Reddy, the Mayor, the BBMP Commissioner and other authorities had visited Mandur last week to persuade the villagers, but they were not successful.

A similar meeting was convened at the Lokayukta office last Friday. Upa Lokayukta Justice S B Majage and freedom fighter H S Doreswamy were present at the meeting, which also resolved nothing. Further,  talks between Doreswamy and the Mayor, held on Saturday, too proved futile.

Shivaji Rao, a resident of Mandur, said prohibitory orders imposed under Section 144 of the CrPC are expected to be lifted on Tuesday night. “If they extend the prohibitory orders any further, we will have no other option but to violate them,” he said.

Lakshminarayana said the villagers have been told about the projects the BBMP proposes to take up. 

“Now, it is up to them to decide. The garbage trucks are going to Mandur everyday with police protection,” he added. 

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